Education News Roundup: May 29, 2015

In today’s ENR: Superintendent Smith addresses the Utah Taxpayers Association conference. New Jersey Gov. Christie wants to reevaluate Common Core, but also wants to keep the state’s tests, which are linked to Common Core. Ed Week takes a look at charter school boards. Kansas and Missouri teens share the National Spelling Bee championship. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for May 29. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: May 27, 2015

The Cottonwood High School MESA team competes on the object relocation task during the MESA State Competition.

In today’s ENR: Federal appeals court upholds the temporary halt on President Obama’s immigration plan. Huffington Post looks at last week’s study from the U on disproportionate referral rates for American Indian students in Utah. Utah Policy’s Bob Bernick goes over the state of Utah’s finances and taxes. OECD release its report on the 35 million people ages 16 to 29 — including one in six Americans — who aren’t in school or employed. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for May 27. . . . → Read More

Healthy STEM 5K Run

This 5K event is designed for students, parents, and educators to come and engage in Healthy STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) experiences with the community. Participants will receive one of several prizes which may include: Healthy STEM shoe laces, Healthy STEM jump rope, Healthy STEM t-shirt or water bottle. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: May 26, 2015

Carrie Trenholm was recognized with a Lifetime Achievement in Arts Education award at the Sorenson Legacy Awards.

In today’s ENR: Standard catches up on Thursday’s interim meeting on the future of public education in Utah. Rich Kendell discusses Utah Core Standards. Standards reviews the International Baccalaureate program at Ogden High. Trib looks at the new Roots Charter High School. And the National Spelling Bee begins tomorrow. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for May 26. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: May 22, 2105

In today’s ENR: Rep. Jon Cox floats a bill that would make the state superintendent an elected position and the state board a gubernatorial appointment. BYU and USOE team up to train technology and engineering teachers. Logan elementary students get some programming practice. The U releases a study of student discipline involving American Indian students in Utah. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for May 22. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: May 21, 2015

2015 Living Traditions Festival School Day Program.

In today’s ENR: Education Interim Committee takes up Utah’s expected school population growth. U.S. Census report confirms it: Utah is growing. The Standard looks at a new math program in Utah elementary schools and KSL at a reading program in Midvale. Congratulations to the entire 2015 graduating class of Water Canyon School: Mr. Danny Jessop. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for May 21. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: May 20, 2015

In today’s ENR: The proposed middle school science standards get one last public hearing in Salt Lake. John Glenn, by the way, puts in a good word for teaching evolution in schools. D-News looks at the StepUP READY grant program. Standard looks at credit recovery programs ahead of high school graduation. Utah gets some kudos as the U.S. Senate looks at open education resources. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for May 20. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup

Terryl Warner, State Board of Education member.

In today’s ENR: Congratulations to Salt Lake County/Granite School District’s Pay for Success voluntary preschool program for its recognition from Harvard. KSL looks for radon in Granite schools. Utah State Board of Education Member Terryl Warner discusses standardized testing. And don’t forget tonight’s meeting on proposed Science Standards. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for May 19. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: May 18, 2015

Students and Ralph Becker, Salt Lake City's mayor, pose at the 2015 Living Traditions Festival.

In today’s ENR: Gov. Herbert congratulates Hyrum’s Lincoln Elementary on its National Blue Ribbon School award. KSL looks at the turnaround at Wendover High. Board of Regents look at the coming college enrollment boom. D-News likes the direction Utah teacher evaluation is going. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for May 18. . . . → Read More